Silesian Upland


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Silesian Upland

 

the western part of the Silesian-Małopolska Upland in southern Poland. The Silesian Upland is a plateau 200 to 300 m high, divided into distinct ridges by river valleys. It is composed primarily of coal-bearing Carboniferous strata overlain by Mesozoic limestones and other sedimentary rocks. It includes a large part of the Upper Silesian coal field. It also has deposits of iron ore, lead-and-zinc ore, rock salt, and sulfur. The Silesian Upland is a highly industrialized region with a high population density. [23–1068–]

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The Fore-Sudetic Block passes eastwards into the Silesian Upland of poorly differentiated relief.
Intensified subsidence was responsible for the formation of the Grodkow Graben, situated between the Strzelin Hills and Silesian Upland, and disrupting a watershed of the Metacarpathian Swell.
East of the Strzelin Hills, a narrow ridge linking the Fore-Sudetic Block and Silesian Upland is to be seen.
The Kedzierzyn Graben separates the Silesian Upland from the Eastern Sudetes and Glubczyce Plateau.